The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 59 67 41
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.58% 0.60% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.65% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£270 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.08% +4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £39.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-1.89% +4.49%
Programmer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
810 771 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.08% 92.22% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 542 288
Average daily rate £375 £368 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 51 36
Average hourly rate £18.82 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.54% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £12.95 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.74 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Programmer in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Programmer across the Bristol region.

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Programmer across the Bristol region.

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title.

1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) MS Access
2 7 (53.85%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) VBA
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 6 (46.15%) CSS
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) VB.NET
3 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
3 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (46.15%) Open Source
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (38.46%) V-Model
4 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) MS Project
5 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Finance

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) SAS
2 1 (7.69%) Mule
2 1 (7.69%) Mule ESB
2 1 (7.69%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) MS Access
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Base SAS
6 1 (7.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
1 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
2 6 (46.15%) CSS
2 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) AS400
1 1 (7.69%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Scrum
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) Open Source
2 5 (38.46%) V-Model
2 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
2 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) VBA
3 6 (46.15%) VB.NET
4 2 (15.38%) VB
4 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 2 (15.38%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) RPG
5 1 (7.69%) VB6
5 1 (7.69%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe
3 1 (7.69%) Business Objects